City of Lancaster, WI
Grant County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Lancaster 8-15-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-06 as Ch. 7 of the 2005 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Abandoned and junked vehicles — See Ch. 402.

§ 405-1 Adoption by reference.

[Amended 11-17-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-05]
Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, all provisions of Chs. 340 to 348 and § 941.01(1), Wis. Stats., including all subsequent revisions and amendments, describing and defining regulations with respect to vehicles and traffic, for which the penalty is a forfeiture only, including penalties to be imposed and procedure for prosecution, are hereby adopted and by reference made a part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein. Any act required to be performed or prohibited by any statute incorporated herein by reference is required or prohibited by this chapter.

§ 405-2 Speed limits.

A. 
State speed limits adopted. The provisions of §§ 346.57(4)(d) to (j), (5), (6), 346.58 and 346.59, Wis. Stats., relating to the maximum and minimum speed of vehicles, are hereby adopted as part of this section as if fully set forth herein, pursuant to § 349.11(3)(c), Wis. Stats.
B. 
Speed limits increased. The speed limits are increased upon the following streets between the limits designated:
(1) 
Thirty-five miles per hour from the east corporate limits west on CTH "A" (East Elm Street) to the intersection of the highway with Sheridan Street.
(2) 
Thirty-five miles per hour on STH 35 and 81 (Beetown Road) starting at a point approximately 0.15 mile west of Reed Street to the west City limits at Western Avenue.
[Amended 11-17-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-05]
(3) 
Thirty-five miles per hour on McKinley Street commencing at a point 2/10 of a mile south of the intersection with Maple Street to the intersection of Beetown Road and STH 35 and 81 in both the northerly and southerly direction and continuing along Old Potosi Road south from the intersection of Beetown Road and STH 35 and 81 for a distance of 1/4 mile.
(4) 
Thirty-five miles per hour on City Limits Road from Adams Street to the east City limits.
(5) 
Forty miles per hour on STH 61 north from the intersection of CTH "K" to a point 2/10 of a mile west of Bemis Road.

§ 405-3 Traffic control devices.

[Amended 11-17-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-05]
Traffic control devices in existence at the time of adoption of this chapter are adopted and shall remain in full force and effect. Traffic control devices include, but are not limited to, stop signs, yield signs, parking limitation signs, one-way traffic signs, prohibited U-turn signs, and prohibited turn signs. Additional traffic control devices may be installed pursuant to § 405-10 of this chapter.

§ 405-4 Violations prohibited.

When a traffic control device is maintained giving notice of the restrictions, prohibitions or other limitations to the public, a violation of the restriction, prohibition or limitation is a violation of this chapter and punishable under § 405-20 of this chapter.

§ 405-5 Parking limitations.

A. 
Marked parking places. Upon those streets where parking places are marked or designated by lines on the street surface, all vehicles shall be parked within the places so marked or designated and no person shall park any vehicle in any such parking place except strictly within the established lines. Such marked parking places shall be placed on the street surface of the following streets:
Name of Street
Location
Cherry Street
Between Washington Street and Monroe Street
Hickory Street
Between Washington Street and Monroe Street
Jefferson Street
Between Elm Street and Cherry Street
Madison Street
Between Elm Street and Walnut Street
Maple Street
Between Washington Street and Monroe Street and between Pierce Street and Taylor Street
Monroe Street
Between Cherry Street and Maple Street
Monroe Street
Between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street
Walnut Street
Between Madison Street and Jefferson Street
B. 
Time limitations on parking on certain streets. No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle for a period longer than two hours between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday on the following designated streets in the City:
[Amended 11-17-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-05; 1-18-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-03]
Name of Street
Location
Cherry Street
Between Jefferson Street and Madison Street and the two parking stalls directly in front of the building located at 208 South Cherry Street
Hickory Street
North side of Hickory Street between Jefferson Street and Washington Street
Hickory Street
Between Madison Street and Jefferson Street
Jefferson Street
Between Hickory Street and Cherry Street
Lincoln Street, during hours when school is in session only
Entire length
Madison Street
Between Elm Street and Walnut Street
Maple Street
Between Washington Street and Monroe Street
Monroe Street
Between Maple Street and Cherry Street
Washington Street
West side of Washington Street between Hickory Street and Elm Street
C. 
Prohibited parking.
(1) 
Forty-eight-hour parking limit. No person shall park, stop or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, for a period of more than 48 consecutive hours on any street of the City.
(2) 
All-night parking prohibited. No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on any days upon the following streets or portion of streets:
Name of Street
Location
Cherry Street
Between Monroe Street and Washington Street
Hickory Street
Between Monroe Street and Jefferson Street
Jefferson Street
Between Hickory Street and Cherry Street
Madison Street
Between Elm Street and Walnut Street
Maple Street
Between Monroe Street and Washington Street
Monroe Street
Between Maple Street and Cherry Street
Washington Street
Between Cherry Street and Maple Street
(3) 
Restricted parking in parking lots. No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle on any municipally owned or leased parking lots for more than 24 consecutive hours.
(4) 
Parking restriction on Georgia Lane. No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, at any time on Georgia Lane between South Adams Street and South Madison Street in the City.
(5) 
Parking restrictions on Maple Street. No person shall stop or leave standing any vehicle on:
[Amended 11-17-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-05]
(a) 
The south side of West Maple Street, between South Washington Street and the driveway on the east side of 420 West Maple Street (approximately 320 feet), or on the north side of West Maple Street between North Washington Street and the driveway to 158 North Washington Street (approximately 190 feet).
(b) 
The north side of West Maple Street from the intersection of North Washington Street to the south entrance of the parking lot at 158 North Washington Street, or on the north side of West Maple Street between Taylor Street and Pierce Street during school hours on days when school is in session, except that during school hours a vehicle may stop temporarily and only for the purpose of receiving or discharging passengers.
(6) 
Snow season restrictions.
(a) 
Whenever, in the judgment of the Director of Public Works, it is necessary to prohibit parking on any street in the City in order to facilitate snow removal, he shall post such streets with appropriate signs prohibiting parking thereon until snow is removed, such signs to be placed in at least three locations in each block concerned.
(b) 
If any vehicle is found parked contrary to any of the provisions of Subsection C(6)(a) above, any police officer of the City is authorized and directed to take such vehicle into official custody and move the same or cause it to be moved from the prohibited area. The expense of moving such vehicle shall be paid to the City before possession of the vehicle is granted to the owner thereof. In addition, the owner of such vehicle or other person responsible for the violation shall be subject to a penalty as provided in this chapter.
(7) 
Parking restrictions on Cherry Street. No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, at any time on the south side of West Cherry Street between Harrison Street and South Washington Street in the City.
(8) 
Parking restrictions on Madison Street. No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, at any time on the east side of Madison Street between East Walnut Street and the south City limits and Pine Street and the north City limits.
(9) 
Alternate parking. No person shall park a vehicle on the north or west side of any street in the City during any hours between 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m. on even-numbered days of the month between November 15 and March 15. No person shall park a vehicle on the south or east side of any street in the City during any hours between 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m. on odd-numbered days of the month between November 15 and March 15, unless suspended by the Police Chief.
[Amended 11-17-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-05]
(10) 
Parking restrictions of East Pine Street. No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, at any time on the south side of East Pine Street from its intersection with North Madison Street for a distance of 54 feet east, in the City.
(11) 
Parking on left side of street. Except as authorized by § 346.50, Wis. Stats., and except on one-way streets, no person shall park a vehicle on the left side of any street in the City such that said vehicle is facing in the opposite direction of oncoming traffic.
(12) 
Parking restrictions on Lincoln Avenue. No person shall park a vehicle on the south side of Lincoln Avenue between South Eaton Street and the golf course entrance.
(13) 
Parking restrictions on North Madison Street. No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, at any time on the east side of North Madison Street on that portion of the street which commences at the intersection of North Madison Street and East Hickory Street and extends south from the intersection a distance of 54 feet.
(14) 
Ash Street parking prohibition. There shall be no parking on Ash Street between its intersection with North Jefferson Street and its intersection with North Madison Street.
(15) 
South Madison Street semitrailer prohibition. No person shall park or leave standing any semitrailer truck on South Madison Street between its intersection with Cherry Street and its intersection with Walnut Street.
(16) 
Parking restrictions on East Walnut Street. No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, for a period longer than two hours between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays on the north and south side of the 100 block of East Walnut Street.
(17) 
West Alona Lane parking prohibition. No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle on the south side of West Alona Lane for 280 feet from the curb on Madison Street.
(18) 
Parking restrictions on East Elm Street. No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle on the north side of East Elm Street from Grant Street going west two City blocks Monday through Friday during school hours.
(19) 
Parking restrictions on East Elm Street. No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday on the south side of East Elm Street from Madison Street East to Monroe Street.
(20) 
Establishment of handicapped parking areas. Notwithstanding any statutory provisions regarding handicapped parking, the Chief of Police shall be authorized to establish handicapped parking areas within the City on a temporary or permanent basis as is necessary in his discretion. These handicapped parking spaces shall stay in effect until terminated by the Chief of Police. Said spaces shall be appropriately signed and marked. All violations for illegal parking in such handicapped spaces shall be prosecuted according to the appropriate state statutes, §§ 346.503, 346.505, and 346.56, Wis. Stats., which are hereby incorporated by reference as if set forth in full.
(21) 
Post office parking restrictions. No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, for more than 15 consecutive minutes in the three marked parking stalls located directly in front of the Lancaster Post Office located at 236 West Maple Street on Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 6:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
[Amended 1-18-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-01]
(22) 
Parking restrictions on South Washington Street. There shall be no parking on the west side of South Washington Street on that portion of the street which commences at the intersection of West Oak Street and South Washington Street and extends south from the intersection a distance of 520 feet.
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-01]
(23) 
Parking restrictions on West Oak Street. There shall be no parking on the south side of West Oak Street on that portion of the street which commences at the intersection of West Oak Street and South Washington Street and extends east from the intersection a distance of 40 feet.
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-01]
(24) 
Parking restrictions on West Elm Street. There shall be no parking on the north side of West Elm Street from North Taylor Street to Pierce Street from March 15 to November 15. Alternate-side parking shall be observed from November 15 to March 15.
[Added 11-17-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-05]
(25) 
Parking restrictions on North Madison Street. No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, for more than 30 consecutive minutes in the marked parking stalls located directly in front of the building located at 142 and 144 North Madison Street on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
[Added 1-18-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-03]
(26) 
Parking restrictions on South Monroe Street. No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, for more than 30 consecutive minutes in the five marked parking stalls located directly in front of the building located at 104 South Monroe Street on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
[Added 1-18-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-03]
(27) 
Parking restrictions on East Cherry Street. No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, for more than 30 consecutive minutes in the first marked parking stall located on the south side of Cherry Street, east of the Madison Street and Cherry Street intersection, on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
[Added 1-18-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-03]
(28) 
Parking restrictions on South Jefferson Street. No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, for more than 30 consecutive minutes in the three marked parking stalls located directly in front of the Grant County Administration building located at 111 South Jefferson Street on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
[Added 1-18-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-03]
D. 
No parking of commercial vehicles in residential zoning areas.
(1) 
No trucks, semi-tractors, or motor vehicles designed to be operated by individuals holding a Commercial Driver's License (CDL), commercial trailers or construction equipment shall be stored and/or parked within the yard or driveway areas of any residential (R) zoning areas, unless parked inside a building, or on any street in said residential area other than for loading or unloading in the normal course of business or on a temporary basis by permit given by the City of Lancaster Police Department.
(2) 
For purposes of this section, all streets lying between a district in which parking is restricted hereunder and a district in which parking is not restricted hereunder shall be deemed to be within the district in which parking is restricted.

§ 405-6 One-way traffic.

A. 
Courthouse Square. All vehicle traffic on the portions of the streets that immediately adjoin the Courthouse Square shall proceed in the general directions as follows:
(1) 
Westerly on Maple Street.
(2) 
Southerly on Jefferson Street.
(3) 
Easterly on Cherry Street.
(4) 
Northerly on Madison Street.

§ 405-7 Prohibited U-turns at designated intersections.

No operator of any vehicle shall turn his vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction at the following intersections:
Location
Jefferson Street and Cherry Street
Madison Street and Cherry Street
Maple Street and Jefferson Street
Maple Street and Madison Street

§ 405-8 Prohibited left turns.

No operator or driver of any vehicle shall make the following left turns:
A. 
No vehicle proceeding south on Madison Street shall turn left at the intersection of Madison Street and Maple Street.
B. 
No vehicle proceeding east on Maple Street shall turn left at the intersection of Maple Street and Jefferson Street.
C. 
No vehicle proceeding north on Jefferson Street shall turn left at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Cherry Street.
D. 
No vehicle proceeding west on Cherry Street shall turn left at the intersection of Cherry Street and Madison Street.

§ 405-9 Vehicular weight limitations.

A. 
No vehicle or combination of vehicles with a gross weight in excess of 20,000 pounds, including load, shall be operated upon the following streets and highways in the City:
(1) 
Oak Street between South Madison Street and South Harrison Street.
(2) 
The east 1/2 of McKinley Street between Beetown Road, State Highway 81, State Highway 35 and Elm Street.
(3) 
Walnut Street between Madison Street and Harrison Street.
B. 
No vehicle or combination of vehicles with a gross weight in excess of 10,000 pounds, including load, shall be operated upon the following streets and highways in the City:
(1) 
South Polk Street between Beetown Road and Aspen Street.
(2) 
South Tyler Street between Beetown Road and Aspen Street.
(3) 
Palm Street, Locust Street and Aspen Street between South Polk Street and Harrison Street.
(4) 
South Harrison Street between Oak Street and Nathan Street.
(5) 
Nathan Street between Harrison Street and South Madison Street.

§ 405-10 Erection of official traffic signs and signals.

The Director of Public Works and/or Chief of Police, or their designee, is hereby authorized and directed to procure, erect and maintain appropriate standard traffic signs, signals and markings conforming to the rules of the State Department of Transportation giving such notice of the provisions of this chapter as required by state law. Said Director of Public Works and/or Chief of Police and their designee shall also have authority from time to time to erect any other signs that are necessary for either permanent or temporary traffic control, parking, and the like.

§ 405-11 Operation in municipal property.

[Amended 11-17-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-05]
Unless identified by specific authorized signage, no person shall operate a snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle, , recreational motor-driven vehicle or device, within the confines of Memorial Park, Schreiner Park, Ryland Park, Baus Park, the Schacht Soccer Fields, Lancaster Municipal Golf Course, or any other municipally owned green space, parks, or open lands. Standard golf carts and/or golf cars shall be allowed to operate on the Lancaster Municipal Golf Course according to established rules and regulations.

§ 405-12 Spinning of tires.

No driver of a motor vehicle shall cause, by excessive or unnecessary acceleration, the tires of such vehicle to spin and emit loud noises such as may disturb the public peace.

§ 405-13 Enforcement of traffic rules, regulations and laws on school property.

The City of Lancaster Police Department and all other authorized law enforcement agencies shall have full power and authority to enforce any and all provisions of these ordinances and state law on public school property located within the City of Lancaster.

§ 405-14 School bus warning lights.

Notwithstanding the provisions of § 346.48(2)(b)2, Wis. Stats., adopted by reference in this chapter, to the contrary, school bus operators shall use flashing red warning lights in the residential and business districts when pupils or other authorized passengers are to be loaded or unloaded at locations at which there are no crosswalk or traffic signals, so that pupils must cross the street or highway before being loaded or after being unloaded.

§ 405-15 Bicycle and roller blade traffic.

[Amended 11-17-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-05]
The provisions of §§ 346.80, 346.803 and 346.804, Wis. Stats., are adopted, including all subsequent revisions and amendments, and restrictions for bicycles shall apply equally to roller bladers. Bicycle and roller blade operators shall be allowed to travel on sidewalks except in business districts, but shall subject to the requirements of § 346.804, Wis. Stats.

§ 405-16 Compression brakes prohibited.

No person shall use motor vehicle brakes within the City limits of the City of Lancaster which are in any way activated or operated by the compression of the engine of any such motor vehicle or any unit or part thereof, except in the case of an emergency.

§ 405-17 Low-speed vehicles.

[Added 10-20-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-10; amended 11-17-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-05]
A. 
Definition. "Low-speed vehicle" means a motor vehicle that conforms to the definition and requirements for low-speed vehicles as adopted in the federal motor vehicle safety standards for low-speed vehicles under 49 CFR 571.3(b) and 571.500. "Low-speed vehicle" does not include a golf cart.
B. 
Uses allowed.
(1) 
Low-speed vehicles may be operated on City roadways which have a maximum speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less and designated state roadways or portions thereof within City limits with speeds of 35 miles per hour or less subject to the following restrictions:
(a) 
Low-speed vehicles may be operated on state highways, but only those portions thereof that have been approved of by the Common Council, who has gained permission from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
(b) 
Low-speed vehicles may not be operated on county roadways.
(c) 
A current map identifying allowed and prohibited locations shall be kept at the Lancaster Police Department.
(2) 
The person operating the low-speed vehicle must hold a current and valid Wisconsin operator's license or a current and valid operator's license from another state.
(3) 
Headlamps must be on at all times during operation on City streets.
(4) 
Low-speed vehicles are not permitted on sidewalks or in City parks, except for in vehicle parking areas or when being operated by authorized persons performing maintenance or other official duties on behalf of the City.
C. 
License. Low-speed vehicles shall be licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

§ 405-18 Snowmobiles.

[Added 9-20-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-05]
A. 
State snowmobile laws adopted. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, the statutory provisions, and any amendments thereto, describing and defining regulations with respect to snowmobiles in the following enumerated sections of the Wisconsin Statutes are hereby adopted by reference and made part of this section as if fully set forth herein. Acts required to be performed or prohibited by such statutes are required or prohibited by this section, as follows:
350.01
Definitions
350.02
Operation of snowmobiles on or in the vicinity of highways
350.03
Right-of-way
350.04
Snowmobile races, derbies and routes
350.045
Public utility exemption
350.047
Local ordinance to be files
350.05
Operation by youthful operators restricted
350.055
Safety certification program established
350.07
Driving animals
350.08
Owner permitting operation
350.09
Head lamps, tail lamps and brakes
350.10
Miscellaneous provisions for snowmobile operation
350.101 to 350.107
Operating snowmobile while intoxicated
350.12
Registration of snowmobiles
350.13
Uniform trail signs and standards
350.15
Accidents and accident reports
350.17
Enforcement
350.18
Local ordinances
350.19
Liability of landowners
B. 
Applicability of rules of the road to snowmobiles. The operator of a snowmobile upon a roadway shall, in addition to the provisions of Ch. 350, Wis. Stats., be subject to §§ 346.04, 346.06, 346.11, 346.14(1), 346.18, 349.19, 346.20, 346.21, 346.26, 346.27, 346.33, 346.35, 346.37, 346.39, 346.40, 346.44, 346.46, 346.47, 346.48, 346.50(1)(b), 346.51, 346.52, 346.53, 346.54, 346.55, 346.87, 346.88, 346.89, 346.90, 346.91, 346.92(1) and 346.94(1) and (9), Wis. Stats.
[Amended 11-17-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-05]
C. 
Operation of snowmobiles in City restricted. No person may operate a snowmobile within the City of Lancaster except:
(1) 
Snowmobiles may be operated upon private property provided the appropriate consent, as set forth below in Subsection E, is obtained.
(2) 
Snowmobiles may be operated upon a designated snowmobile route set forth in Subsection D(1) below.
D. 
Snowmobile routes and regulations.
(1) 
Snowmobile routes. Snowmobile routes are hereby designated by the Common Council as follows:
(a) 
North Washington Street between Ash Street and Maple Street.
(2) 
Regulations. Snowmobile routes shall be subject to the following:
(a) 
Travel is permitted on the extreme right hand portion of the roadway (roadway being defined as that portion between the regularly established curblines or that portion which is improved or ordinarily used for vehicular traffic, excluding the berm or shoulder) and shall be single file.
(b) 
Travel shall conform to the direction of traffic in the nearest lane.
(c) 
No person under the age of 12 years shall drive a snowmobile across any street or highway.
(d) 
No person under the age of 16 shall drive a snowmobile across any street or highway unless:
[1] 
He or she holds a valid snowmobile safety certificate issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources;
[2] 
He or she is accompanied by a person over the age of 18 years; or
[3] 
He or she is accompanied by a person over the age of 14 years who holds a valid snowmobile safety certificate issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
(e) 
No operator shall disobey the instructions of any official traffic sign or signal unless otherwise directed by a traffic officer.
(f) 
No person shall operate a snowmobile within the City at a speed in excess of 10 miles per hour.
(g) 
No person shall leave or allow a snowmobile to remain unattended on any public highway or public property while the motor is running or with the starting key in the ignition.
E. 
Written consent of owner required. It shall be unlawful to operate any snowmobile upon private property without consent of the private property owner. The consent required under § 350.10(1)(f), (k), (l), and (m), Wis. Stats., and as required above shall be written consent dated and limited to the year in which the consent is given. If the property is owned or leased by more than one person, the consent of each must be obtained.
F. 
Curfew. No person shall operate a snowmobile in the City between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. the following day.
G. 
Penalties.
(1) 
Any person violating any provision of this section shall be subject a forfeiture at least $20 nor more than $2,500. In addition, the person shall be responsible for the costs of prosecution.
(2) 
In addition, the court may order that the snowmobile operated in violation of this section be impounded for a period of not less than 15 days nor more than 60 days, beginning at a date specified by the court. Impoundment may be effected by taking physical possession of the machine, or by causing the same to be immobilized and sealed by the City for a specified period. Operating the impounded machine during the specified period contrary to the court's order shall constitute a punishable, separate, subsequent violation of said section.
H. 
Enforcement. The Police Department and/or any law enforcement officer having jurisdiction may enforce any provision of this section.

§ 405-19 Violations and penalties.

The penalty for violation of any provision of this chapter shall be a forfeiture as hereinafter provided together with the cost of prosecution imposed as provided in §§ 345.20 to 345.53, Wis. Stats.
A. 
Uniform offenses. Forfeitures for violation of any provision of Chs. 341 to 348, Wis. Stats., adopted by reference in § 405-1 shall conform to the forfeiture penalty permitted to be imposed for violations of the comparable state statute, including any variations or increases for subsequent offenses.
[Amended 11-17-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-05]
B. 
Special local regulations. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the forfeiture for violation of any provision of this chapter shall be provided in § 1-4 of the Code of the City of Lancaster.
C. 
Miscellaneous.
(1) 
The forfeiture for violation of any provision of § 405-2B of this chapter shall be not less than $50 nor more than $100.
(2) 
The forfeiture for violation of any provision of § 405-5 of this chapter regarding a violation of time restrictions on parking within the City of Lancaster shall be $10 for each violation. Each violation is a separate offense subject to a separate forfeiture. If the forfeiture is not paid within seven days of issuance of the parking ticket, the forfeiture shall increase to $20. Upon notification to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, as provided for in § 345.28, Wis. Stats., and Ch. Trans. 128, Wis. Adm. Code, that the forfeiture remains unpaid, the forfeiture shall be increased by $10 for each separate violation.
[Amended 1-18-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-03]

§ 405-20 Enforcement.

This chapter shall be enforced in accordance with the provisions of §§ 66.0114 and 345.20 to 345.53 and Ch. 799, Wis. Stats.
A. 
Deposit.
(1) 
Any person arrested for a violation of this chapter may make a deposit of money as directed by the arresting officer at the Clerk of Court's office or by mailing the deposit to such place. The arresting officer or the person receiving the deposit shall notify the arrested person, orally or in writing, that:
[Amended 11-17-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-05]
(a) 
If he fails to appear in court at the time fixed in the citation, he will be deemed to have tendered a plea of no contest and submitted to a forfeiture plus costs not to exceed the amount of the deposit; or
(b) 
If he fails to appear in court at the time fixed in the citation, and if the court does not accept the deposit as a forfeiture, he will be summoned into court to answer the complaint.
(2) 
The amount of the deposit shall be determined in accordance with the deposit schedule established by the Wisconsin Judicial Conference and shall include the penalty assessment established under § 757.05, Wis. Stats., and costs. If a deposit schedule has not been established, the arresting officer shall require the alleged offender to deposit the forfeiture established by the Common Council, which shall include the penalty assessment established under § 757.05, Wis. Stats. Deposits for nonmoving violations shall not include the penalty assessment.
[Amended 11-17-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-05]
(3) 
The arresting officer or the person receiving the deposit shall issue the arrested person a receipt therefor as required by § 345.26(3)(b), Wis. Stats.
B. 
Stipulation of no contest. Any person charged with a violation of this chapter, except §§ 346.62(1) and 346.63(1), Wis. Stats., may make a stipulation of no contest pursuant to § 345.27, Wis. Stats., which shall be received at the office of the Clerk of Court within 10 days of the date of the alleged violation. Such person shall, at the time of entering into the stipulation, make the deposit required under Subsection A if he has not already done so. A person who has mailed or filed a stipulation under this subsection may, however, appear in court on the appearance date and may be relieved from the stipulation for cause shown as required in § 345.37, Wis. Stats.
[Amended 11-17-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-05]